Although it looks like a palm tree that has escaped from a suburban garden, the Zamia (Macrozamia riedlei) is actually a primitive cycad – a survivor from the age of the dinosaurs. At present the female plants in Bold Park have huge seed cones.
But the cones on the male plants have done their thing and are now dead.
There are plenty of Marri (Corymbia calophylla) trees growing in Bold Park, and through much of the southwest of Western Australia. They flower from Dec/Jan through to May. At present only a few seem to be in flower in Bold Park.
Yellow Leschenaultia (Lechenaultia linarioides) is looking good in Bold Park at present, though some plants look like they are approaching the end of their flowering season – for now anyway. This sprawling, low growing shrub reportedly has a flowering season of Jan-Dec. It is a native plant that grows in sandy areas along the coast from Shark Bay to south of Perth, and is fairly common in Bold Park.
We noticed lots of this grey-white plant growing in both Kings Park and Bold Park recently. It is called Tangle Daisy (Pithocarpa cordata) and is covered in small flowers. It grows along the West Australian southwest coast, from about Dongara to Albany, and flowers from October to April.
We were walking through the bushland of Kings Park in Perth recently, and noticed that Grevillea vestita is still in flower. Its reported flowering Season is Jan-Nov, and we actually saw it in late December. On the other hand, we also noticed that Grevillea vestita in Bold Park has no flowers at present, so its flowering season varies from place to place.